Michalak on Lake Mead
by Rick Bedard

We have returned from a four day, three night sailing/beachcamping cruise of Lake Mead. Some of you may know it's the water behind Hoover Dam, the largest man made lake in North America.

Weather was mostly sunny, very, very low humidity, never above 79 during the day and never below 54 at night. Stars you could not believe. Winds varied from calm at night to 5-10 knots in the mornings and 10-15 knots in the afternoon with the last morning blowing 20 to 25 knots.

My 12 year old son and I sailed and slept aboard our Michalak Jewelbox Jr. "SAGE", and couple friends beach tent-camped from their Bolger Diablo.

A good time was had by all.

That lake is incredibly beautiful, and the surrounding desert was in full bloom due to the recent rains.

There are photos in the "Michalak_Boats_Photos_Only" photo section in a folder called "Lake Mead" plus one on the "Home" page.



Beach Camp

Reefed at Lake Mead

Out the Window1

Out the Window2

Swabbie Forward

Over the Cabin Top